Transistor Radio is the monthly webcast of Transistor. Tune in to hear programs featuring indie & archival rock, Americana, electronica, house, disco, funk and soul, tracks from our live performance archive, original sound pieces specially made for Transistor Radio, interview and discussion programs, and more.  


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This month on In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has recordings from Chicago acoustic duo Illinois Bovine Explosion (recorded in our Lincoln Avenue location, 3/15/2013) and indie singer-songwriter Liz Bagby (pictured) from 10/30/2015. 

Emotional Rescue returns with a fun and often funky exploration of all things 1970-1980, with plenty of air time given to pop, disco, soul, funk, punk, reggae, Afrobeat, New Wave, classic rock, and even some occasional jazz.  Andy Miles hosts; on this episode he has music from Prince, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chic, Funkadelic, and much more.  


DJ Tashtego has a new episode of Interlopin', with 45 minutes of house and space disco exploring the further outer reaches of emotion, waxing hot and cold -- full of mists, tensions, blushes, burning basements, and loves.  

Scott and Odie return with a new episode of The Good Music Show.  They say this: "When San Francisco had flowers and Chicago had riots, New York had needles and filth.  But gets worse.  The Good Music Show takes a bite out of the Big Apple."  

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We introduce two new shows on this month's webcast.  First up is This Show Will Change Your Life, in which comedian Dave Maher (pictured) talks to creative people about a movie, song, book, even a piece of furniture that changed their lives in ways big or small, obvious or surprising.  In the inaugural episode, Dave talks to comedians Blake Burkhart about "Boogie Nights," Gena Gephart about the movie "Twilight," and Cameron Gillette about the movie "Stop Making Sense."  (Please note: The show contains some profanity.)

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The other debut comes from the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, with a Transistor-produced monthly omnibus version of their Always Andersonville weekly podcast. On the inaugural episode of Always Andersonville Monthly, Laura Austin and Sara Dinges talk to Michael Bransford, owner of local bistro Vincent. Michael's story is a love story -- one about falling for this Midwest neighborhood in the big city of Chicago after leaving New York City.  And then Joelle Scillia and Laura talk to Georgia Jones, owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy, located at 5537 N Clark. Georgia tells us all about her pathway to mindfulness, learning to incorporate mindful activities into everyday life, and wanting to promote a family-friendly practice in Andersonville, the neighborhood she's called home for over 18 years.

Cine-File, the Chicago guide to independent and underground cinema, is now in podcast form as Cine-Cast. On episode #2, Cine-File managing editor Patrick Friel and associate editors Ben Sachs and K.A. Westphal discuss upcoming screenings and the Music Box Theatre's recent Steven Spielberg mini-retrospective; contributor JB Mabe rounds upcoming experimental screenings in April, including the Nightingale Cinema's 10th anniversary celebration and two 3-D films by Toronto-based filmmaker Blake Williams screening at the Film Studies Center; Ben talks with contributor John Dickson (pictured) about the Lucretia Martel series at the Siskel Film Center in April, which includes the local premiere of her new film ZAMA and appearances by the director; and contributor Tien-Tien Jong interviews current Doc Films programming chairs Antonia Glaser and Alexander Fee (also pictured), as well as one of next year's chairs, Alex Kong, about this quarter's calendar, which includes Michael Haneke and Elia Kazan retrospectives.

And at the top of the player, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs.  This time he has cuts from P.J. Harvey, Sufjan Stevens, Kate Bush, Yo La Tengo, and more.   

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